2017 Kia Forte Automatic

2017 Kia Forte Automatic
2017 Kia Forte comes with headlights, fresh grille, taillight designs, three body types as sedan, hatchback and coupe. LX priced at $17,340 while S edition comes with 16 inch 10 spoke aluminum wheels, decklip spoiler, LED driving lights, chrome exhaust tip. Technology package ($1490) includes fog lamps, chrome beltline, door handle inserts, driving aids, convenience features, LED taillamps. S edition with black cloth seat along with white stitching, leather wrapped around steering wheel, 4.2 TFT display between speedometer and tach, 7 inch touchscreen with menu and infotainment controls, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay available. Knobs for climate controls and radio volumes. Navigation system ($2500) includes heated power seats, upgraded center armrest, a sunroof.

2017 Kia Forte equipped with 2 liter four cylinder to produce 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque pairing with six speed automatic. Atkinson cycle along with expansion stroke is used for maximum efficiency. S model comes only with six speed automatic transmission. Redline touches at 6500 rpm requires for upshift. Taking 8.7 seconds to reach 60 mph from zero, top speed remains 122 mph, while takes 181 feet to stop from 70 mph. Automatic transmission, small and high efficiency engine makes EPA 29/38 mpg city/highway rating.

Interior comes with sea molded plastic in black and grey shades, steering wheel is best with tidy diameter, leather wrapped skin, shaped thumb notches. Carbon fiber patches for execution points on dashes. Back seat with enough leg room. Rear backrests split and folds. Cargo 15 cubic feet with 97 feet passenger space is good enough.

Starting Price $20,050
Vehicle Type 4 door sedan, front engine, front wheel drive
Engine DOHC 16-valve Atkinson-cycle inline-4, port fuel injection
Transmission 6-speed automatic, manual shifting mode
Horsepower 147 hp @ 6200 rpm
Torque 132 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
Displacement 122 cu in
Wheelbase 106.3 in
Length 179.5 in
Width 70.1 in
Height 56.3 in
Curb weight 2881 lb
Passenger volume 97 cu ft
Cargo volume 15 cu ft
0-60 mph 8.7 secs.
0-100 mph 23.9 secs.
Top speed 122 mph
Rolling start (5-60 mph) 9.2 secs.
Top gear(30-50 mph) 4.3 secs.
Top gear(50-70 mph) 6 secs.
Braking (70-0 mph) 181 ft
Fuel economy (city/highway) 29/38 mpg
C/D observed 25 mpg
Pros good value, more cargo and passenger area
Cons manual transmission missing, acceleration very slow